Canoe and Kayak Store is an independently owned, specialist paddle-sport store based in Gloucestershire. We also have a store in South Wales inside the Cardiff International White Water Centre, where you can Demo our boats and paddles on the course.

Our roots trace back to the year 2000 when Richard (having paddled since he was a child) was offered the chance to buy a canoe business. Loving the industry but not liking the company he decided to set up his own – opening a shop in Gloucestershire and leading to where we are today!

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    Perception Essence 17 Lime Touring Kayak

    The Perception Essence 17 Lime has been developed to suit both the budding and expert sea kayaker. One of the most affordable sea kayaks on the market you’ll find it comfortable and supportive

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    The UK based company Perception has been in business for over 30 years and in that time has become one of the most trusted retailers in the kayak industry. Pioneers of the plastic kayak and consistently innovative within watersport equipment manufacturing, Perception kayaks are a product you can trust.

    Perception Essence 17 Lime has been developed to suit both the budding and expert sea kayaker. One of the most affordable sea kayaks on the market today, the Perception Essence 17 comes with a modern hull design that boasts a V-shaped bow and stern that allow for easy handling and greater maneuverability. Whether you’re intending to spend an hour or several hours in this kayak you’ll find it comfortable, supportive and it comes with plenty of storage including an easy to reach compartment for all your essentials.

    With padded thigh braces, an adjustable padded seat and adjustable pedal footrests, the Yellow Essence 17 kayak is designed to fit to your needs completely and is perfect for coast, estuaries and lake exploration.

    The defined chines give this kayak enhanced control for smooth and predictable turns and the Yellow Essence 17 is longer, has a greater volume and able to hold more weight, making this option a perfect choice for average to large paddlers.

    The multi-position retractable skeg is standard and will allow you to maintain your heading during strong winds or when tackling currents.

    Specifications:

    • Length: 518 cm / 17'0"
    • Width: 58 cm / 23"
    • Max Capacity: 160 kg / 353 lbs
    • Deck Height: 37 cm / 15"
    • Weight: 28 kg / 62 lbs
    • Cockpit Length: 89 cm / 35"
    • Cockpit Width: 49 cm / 19"

    Buyers Guide

    Which Perception Sit Inside Kayak is right for me?

    The first question you need to ask is whether you would like a solo (one person) or tandem (two person) kayak. The second question is what kind of paddling you want to do. If you are planning on going sea kayaking around the UK or further afield you need a long boat such as the Essence or the Tandem Horizon. If you're interested in shorter trips further inland the Expression or the Tandem Prodigy II would be ideal. Or if you just want a boat to take out on a lake or canal or a short river trip then the Carolina or the Tandem Vista might be right for you.

     

    The Solo Range

    I just want to get out on the water - The Carolina

    Quick, true tracking hull combines a V-shaped bow and stern for excellent directional stability. Add soft chines and a shallower profile under the cockpit area and you have a design that not only paddles phenomenally but is equally as stable, forgiving and easy to handle.
     
    A roomy cockpit provides the chance to relax on easier waters and instils confidence to take on greater challenges. The Carolina 14 with its ample storage space carries all the equipment you need wherever you set your boundaries.
     
     

    I want to go touring - The Expression

    Scenic lakes and coastal swells can be equally exhilarating... no matter where your aspirations lie, if you want to experience them to the full, the Expression range will take you there. Packed with charisma and boasting exceptional traits for kayaks of their size, they'll fuel your passion for paddling with fast acceleration and an impressive top speed. Maximum forward efficiency is balanced with responsive control which will inspire you to explore new waters.

     

    I want to explore the coast - The Essence

    A modern hull design incorporates a strong V-shaped bow and stern with defined chines to provide true directional stability and splendid edge control. Predictable handling, manoeuvrability and impressive forward speed gives paddlers all the performance needed for that great expedition. Good initial and secondary stability will allow you to take your sea touring experiences to new levels, whether you are an expert or developing your paddling skills.

     

    The Tandem Range

    We want to do a bit of everything - The Vista

    This fast and efficient open cockpit tandem has a streamlined profile that glides smoothly across the water. Its renowned performance is complimented by a spacious cockpit that accommodates a variety of paddler combinations with space to spare for a small passenger or the family pet. A generous carrying capacity and a rear compartment provide room for you to load up for a journey of a life time.

     

    We want to go exploring inland - The Prodigy II

    A tandem kayak built with one goal in mind – pure fun. A great tandem is more than a solo kayak with an extra seat, its a unique experience in performance, design and comfort with families and partners in mind. The Prodigy II delivers on the promise with a rocker profile focused on speed, tracking and minimal noise when paddling through flatwater and light currents.

     

    We want to explore the coast - Horizon

    This versatile twin-cockpit tandem kayak is perfect for either short trips or multi-day expeditions. The long waterline provides excellent directional stability yet the Horizon is still nimble enough for inland adventures. A high volume bow gives a dry ride even in choppy waters, as it climbs over waves and deflects spray from the cockpit areas.

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    Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Highlands and Islands are not included as mainland UK for delivery purposes. We will check with our carriers prior to delivery and may contact you by email or telephone if further carriage charges are necessary. You will have the opportunity to accept or cancel the order.

    Some items, such as Royalex and composite canoes, cannot be sent with a carrier as they may get damaged in transit. In such cases, we will inform you by email or telephone immediately on receipt of your order to make alternative arrangements. This may involve carriage charges which will be agreed prior to delivery. If you collect the goods, any delivery charges will be refunded.

    The total delivery charge will be shown at the checkout stage of the ordering process.

    We reserve the right to change this delivery charge policy at any time and without notice.

    Our aim is that orders received by noon Monday – Friday will be shipped that day.

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    In the event that you select a business address for delivery, we shall be deemed to have delivered the order to its intended recipient by delivering it to the reception area of the business address.

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    Cancelling your order.

    In accordance with the Distance Selling Directive (2000) you may cancel your order at any time, without reason, within 7 days of delivery. You may cancel your order provided:

    • the goods remain unused and component parts are unopened;
    • you or the recipient retain and take reasonable care of the goods until returned;
    • you return packaged items to us.

    Please be aware that you will be responsible for any postage/carrier costs incurred in sending the goods back to us. We recommend that items being returned be sent via insured, trackable delivery for your protection.

    On receipt of the goods, Canoe and Kayak Store will give you a full refund of the amount paid (less the delivery charge) or a credit as required. Refunds can only be credited back to the original card that the goods were bought with.

    Canoe and Kayak Store can arrange for delivery of replacement products to you if required. This constitutes a separate contract between you and Canoe and Kayak Store. This does not affect your statutory rights.

    Refunds and Exchanges

    In the event that your purchase is not suitable, you have the right to return it to us. The item must be unused, undamaged and with original labels and packaging. You must notify us within 14 days by post, email or telephone of your intention to do this. Please note that you are responsible for any return postage.

    Where you are requiring an exchange we may make a £4 charge to cover the costs of sending the replacement. Large items such as kayaks and paddles may incur a higher charge that will be agreed with you. Payment for this must be provided before we send out the replacement item. This charge does not apply if you collect the replacement goods from Canoe and kayak Store.

    For international orders the charge will vary depending on the current cost of delivery to that country. For an accurate price please contact us before returning the item.

    In the case of warranty returns this charge will be waived as long as the returned goods are clean and free from dirt to comply with current Health and Safety Regulations.

    DVDs and books are not returnable unless defective.

    All of the above does not affect your statutory rights.

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